Save Search

Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Bill 2007

Bill home page  


Download WordDownload Word


Download PDFDownload PDF

5250

 

2004-2005-2006-2007

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Food Standards Australia New Zealand Amendment Bill 2007

 

(1)     Schedule 1, page 7 (after line 34), after item 18, insert:

18A  After section 9

Insert:

9AA  Matters that must be included in standards

             (1)  The Authority must develop a standard for a simplified nutrition front-of-pack labelling scheme that:

                     (a)  provides separate information on the nutrient content of a product being each of the fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt content of a product;

                     (b)  uses red, amber or green colour coding to indicate the content level of nutrients mentioned in paragraph (a) in the product where a high level of nutrients is indicated by the colour red, a medium level of nutrients is indicated by the colour amber and a low level of nutrients is indicated by the colour green;

                     (c)  uses nutritional criteria developed by the Authority to determine the colour code including a method of linking the colour code to specific levels of nutrients; and

                     (d)  gives information on the levels of nutrients mentioned in paragraph (a) contained per portion of product.

             (2)  For the purpose of this section, front-of-pack labelling means a display of printed information:

                     (a)  on or attached to the goods;

                     (b)  on or attached to a container or primary package in which the goods are supplied.

             (3)  The standard required by subsection (1) must be implemented before the expiration of 3 months after the Food Regulation Standing Committee Front-of-Pack Labelling Working Group reports to the Council.

[nutrition labelling - front-of-pack standards]